Cannot be taken with: RUS3622

Pre-requisites: RUS104, RUS106 or equivalent

Aims/Description: What is linguistics? Why is it useful to you as a student of Russian? We will look at different levels of linguistic enquiry: phonetics and phonology, morphology, morphosyntax, syntax, discourse/text, pragmatics, semantics. We will review different perspectives on linguistic enquiry: synchronic vs. historical, structural vs. sociolinguistic. Students will be introduced to ways of notating morphology and phonology and will plan a research project investigating an aspect of the structures of Russian.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: BERMEL NEIL H
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Languages and Cultures):

Departmental Home Page
Teaching timetable


The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

URLs used in these pages are subject to year-on-year change. For this reason we recommend that you do not bookmark these pages or set them as favourites.

Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK